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71 r. I lost my root password, how can I recover it?




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This article is from the MachTen & CodeBuilder FAQ, by Jaime Julca jjulca@tenon.com with numerous contributions by others.

71 r. I lost my root password, how can I recover it?

You must have physical access to the computer. During system startup, wait
until you see the "Cleaning up..." on the startup screen, then quickly press
CTRL-C two or three times. This will halt the system startup, press RETURN
one time to enter MachTen in single-user mode. You should be at a '#'
prompt. Type '/usr/bin/passwd' then change the root password when prompted.
Now run 'sync' twice from the '#' prompt, then run '/sbin/reboot'. Once
MachTen quits completely, drag and drop the MachTen_FFS or CodeBuilder_FFS
onto 'Fast File First Aid" repeatedly until FFFA gives the FFS file a clean
bill of health. Restart MachTen and login with your new root password.

G7.s. How do I create an A/UX partition for a fast file system?

As far as we know, you cannot do this with Drive Setup. We recommend using
FWB's Hard Disk Toolkit, simply set the Partition Type to Apple_UNIX_SVR2
when creating a scratch partition.

G7.t. Adduser does strange things to my Power MachTen 4.1 installation, how
can I fix it?

Please read MachTen 4.1 Adduser Problems, with Fixes.

 

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